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High School Sports

  • Former PV softball coach returns to the diamond

    LAFAYETTE ­­– He couldn’t stay away from the game.

                      Brandin Becher, who coached the Prairie View softball team for its first seven seasons, took a year off from coaching and spent part of his summer umpiring softball games.

  • PVHS wins first EMAC golf major of the season

    AURORA -- Prairie View won the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament of the season Aug. 14 at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora.

    PVHS' Hunter Nicholas won the event with a 78. Andy Yang, who played in the No. 2 spot, finished tied for second with a 79. Taron Ford, who took Yang's place this week in the No. 1 position, shot an 88. Justin Cutler had a 90, and Diego Nolasco carded a 93.

    The ThunderHawks shot a combined score (top three scores counted) of 245.

  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Brighton athletic schedule Aug. 22

    Here is today's Brighton area prep sports schedule:

    Football: Brighton, Loveland and Palmer Ridge are in a three-way scrimmage starting at 3:30 p.m. on the BHS field.

  • Birdies for Bulldogs golf tourney Sept. 6

    Brighton's first Birdies for Bulldogs golf tournament is set for 8 a.m., Sept. 6, at Coyote Creek Golf Course in Fort Lupton.

    The cost is $300 per foursome or $80 for individual golfers. Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers for men's, women's and coed divisions. There will be a longest drive contest and one for the closest to the pin.

    Proceeds benefit the boys and girls basketball and golf programs. Call 303-217-0541 with questions.

  • Back-to-school basketball camp Sept. 12-13

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton High School's back-to-school girls basketball camp is set for Sept. 12 and 13 at the school, 270 S. Eighth Ave.

    The features include a skill set focus on such things as fast breaks, individual defense, shooting, free throw and rebounding. Competitions include hot shot, camp knockout, team defense and elbow layups.

    It's open to girls in fifth through eighth grades. Sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 12, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13. The cost is $50. Email ddoehler@sd27j.org or call 303-217-0541.

  • PVHS' Ford snatches sixth place at Cherry Creek Invitational golf meet

    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View beat out Brighton by 13 strokes at the Cherry Creek Invitational Golf Tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course Aug. 12.

    The tournament will not affect the EMAC league standings.

    The top three scores from each team counted. PVHS' Taron Ford shot a 74 and finished in a tie for sixth place out of 130 golfers. Andy Yang and Hunter Nicholas carded 87s.

    Brighton's Ryan Kropp finished with an 80, tops for the Bulldogs. Brice Pawlowski had an 87, while Nolan Egan had a 94.

  • Brighton athletic schedule Aug. 11

    Here's today's prep sports schedule:

    Golf: Brighton and Prairie View's golf squads are among those participating in the Cherry Creek Invitational at Buffalo Run Golf Course. Tee time is 7:30 a.m.

  • 'Up-and-down' describes first EMAC golf meet of the seaon

    FORT LUPTON — Prairie View’s Andy Yang shot a 1-over 72 in the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference Northern Area golf tournament Aug. 7 at Coyote Creek. It was the top individual score of the tournament, and it included an eagle 2 on the 291-yard 14th hole.

    Yet he described his round as “up and down.”

    “I started out strong. Then I played weakly,” Yang said. “Then I finished strong. That’s how it works.”

  • Ex-PVHS softball coach lands same job at Peak to Peak Charter School

    LAFAYETTE -- Brandin Becher, the former softball coach at Prairie View High School, is the new softball coach at Peak to Peak High School.

    He replaces Erika Trujillo, who was the coach of the team for one season.

    Becher was the first coach for the ThunderHawks softball program. In his seven seasons, PVHS was 61-75. He stepped down after the 2012 season.

    Becher remains at PVHS as a physical education teacher.